Office Space was an immediate hit movie because it so humorously and yet precisely captured the dark nature of corporate America where individuals are reduced to revenue-generating cogs in a larger machine. This works well, until the hero decides he just doesn't care any more -- which confounds the corporate folks to no end. His rebellion is the worst kind -- not a demand for better pay or conditions but a total indifference to the corporate powers that be. The moment an individual does this, the corporation loses its grip and influence on the individual. Here's a key clip from the film that illustrates this point.